Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: October 1914

Location: Mount Moriah

Easting: 424400

Northing: 5424000

Latitude: 48° 58' 00" N

Longitude: 58° 02' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Royal Gazette, October 27, 1914.

A landslide which occurred at Mount Moriah resulted in hundreds of tons of earth and boulders falling on the railway track which was covered to a height of more than ten feet for a distance of several rails. The landslide was the result of the recent rains which loosened the earth at the top of the mountain. There was no one near at the time, though some workmen in the distance heard the noise and soon learned its cause. The Reid Co. dispatched 100 men to clear rails which they succeeded in doing yesterday afternoon, allowing the eastern and western trains to pass.

 
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